Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thai Elephant Orchestra: Elephonic Rhapsodies (4/5)

Year: 2005
Label: Mulatta
Genre: Avant-Garde
TRT: 70:01

There is nothing else like this in the entire world. The Thai Elephant Orchestra is the brainchild of muscian and composer David Solder in cooperation with Thai Elephant Conservation Center, and it is a brainchild of epic proportion...literally. Equipped with giant instruments especially crafted for them, these elephants show uncanny rhythmic timing and propensity for musical creativity. This album contains tracks with just elephants, and also collaborations between elephants and humans. It is truly music that cannot be adequately described, but must be experienced to be understood.

Un fortunately, the only download I could find is missing the first track, so I must apologize for that.

01 A Child's Guide To the Elephant Orchestra
02 Phong's Solo
03 The Ganesha Symphony/The Birth Of Ganesha
04 The Ganesha Symphony/Shiva Beheads Ganesha
05 The Ganesha Symphony/A Head Is Found
06 The Ganesha Symphony/Ganesha Triumphant
07 Rhapsody In Grey
08 An Elephant's Swan Song
09 Three Baht Opera
10 Little Elephant Saddle
11 Floating Down The Pin River
12 Pin Pia
13 Bamboo Dreams
14 Bamboolin
15 Dancing With Prathida
16 An Adult's Guide To The Elephant Orchestra
17 Kaw-Liga
18 Pastorale Lite
19 Homage to Harry Partch
20 Baby Elephant Walk
21 Mr. Elephant
22 Eletranz
23 Chant! Chang! Chang!
24 Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony, First Movement

download Part 01
download Part 02

Search Amazon for Thai Elephant Orchestra


Talon said...

I think I may have the first track, I do I'll send it to you on 5/8.

Also, I was wondering if you'd use the "instrumental" tag to catologue this? *shrug*

Praemorior said...

thanks, and sure thing.

Tasha said...

HAHAHA!!! I am so going to listen to this!

mechanischeblume said...

Ahh the link is down!!! I need this!!!

Praemorior said...

links back up, bottom of post. =)

Anonymous said...

man, I don´t know if this is just a curiosity or if it opens more deep questions...the fact is that I heard them first without knowing they were elephants..and they produce nice music!